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‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ Character Guide: Who Is Kang The Conqueror?

Disney Plus’ miniseries Loki gave MCU aficionados their highly anticipated glimpse of Kang the Conqueror, a time-traveling maniac known for having countless variants of himself and who is feared across the multiverse. Now, Kang is expected to take the helm as the main antagonist of the upcoming MCU flick “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quintumnia.”

Marvel Comics’ “hall of villains” has many well-known names under its belt, including the Mad Titan Thanos, Galactus, Ego, and many more, but none could even come close to Kang the Conqueror. In the pages of Marvel comics, Kang completely destroyed the armada of Avengers. Even if Thanos had managed to erase half the cosmos with a snap of his fingers, the superheroes joined forces again, brought everyone back from the soul world, and ended up reducing the mad titan to dust. Sadly, that’s not the case with Kang.

A  Villain With A Sinister Dream To Bend Everyone To His Will

Kang the Conqueror, alias Nathaniel Richards, harbors only one dream: to become the soul conqueror of all the world, and he won’t stop at anything. Unlike Abomination or Thanos, Richards doesn’t have super strength or a magic gauntlet that glows up if you put six stones in it; he is exceptionally intelligent. Aside from his great intelligence, Kang has no unique powers; rather, he is a skilled scientist who specializes in time travel, an architect, a craftsman, and a historian of the highest caliber. He possesses a month’s supply of oxygen and sustenance, the ability to manipulate various types of weapons, and is equipped with advancements from the 40th century, including extremely sophisticated combat gear that increases his endurance. Kang claims his spaceship is so powerful that it can demolish planets with a simple blast and has exposure to technologies from any era. Kang is a master thinker, a seasoned combatant in both armed and unarmed conflict, and a fighter with an unbreakable drive to win, making him one of the most deadly villains ever.

A Master Manipulator

Aside from his proven feats in combat, the villain is likewise a master manipulator. The self-centered sociopath hardly pays any heed to others’ well-being, and the same holds true for even his own kind. In one instance, Doctor Doom ran upon a self-replicating savior who saved the world and won widespread respect. This triggered an existential crisis for the cosmic villain, during which he questioned his principles and considered taking on the role of rescuer. Kang may not have any formal training in psychology, but he was nevertheless successful in convincing Victor to abandon his attempts at kindness. In a fit of rage, Doom used his fearsome arsenal, the ultimate nullifier, to kill the time-traveling maniac and wipe out the entire universe where he played the role of a decent bloke. If the famous time-traveling antagonist hadn’t interfered, we could have seen a nice version of Doom and saved a billion souls.

Kang’s Role In The MCU

Marvel Phase 5 has kicked off, and Kang the Conqueror is sure to fill some big shoes, given that the MCU has already planned several movies centered on the big bad. In “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania,” Kang has enlisted the help of Ant-Man and his entourage to help him break out of the quantum realm in exchange for reimbursing the time Scott lost because of the blip. However, after learning of his sinister intentions, Scott tries to trap the maniac in the quantum realm, but the villain will somehow manage to break out, trapping Ant-Man and Wasp in the process and robbing them of the opportunity to warn the others of the impending danger. Kang will then travel to Earth 616, and the events there will lead to Avengers: Kang Dynasty. Also, the advent of the Fantastic Four in the MCU will play a big role, as Reed Richards, the leader of the Fantastic Four, is related to Kang the Conqueror. The villain knows no bounds, and the dearth of emotions and sheer will to burn the world render him an unfazed villain. The blue villain once murdered his own woman, not out of hatred or to gain a strategic advantage; he did it just because he grew bored. Kang was hailed across the kingdom of Chronopolis, a metropolis housing a translucent dome that spanned its whole surface. It featured portals to every period that Kang had occupied or was occupying at the moment. Every one of the city’s many squares represented an entire segment in history, and each century’s version of Earth was included inside its boundaries.

Kang decided to reduce it to ashes after finding himself idle with nothing better to do. Ravonna became the victim of his madness and was forever lost in Chronopolis. Kang is completely unflinching and will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.

See more: 4 Things Revealed In The New ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania’ Trailer


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